Wendy and I want to wish you and your family a happy 4th of July.
Our Founding Fathers declared our nation's independence under the common belief that freedom could stand up to anyone who threatened it. Over 200 years later, Americans still stand by that same belief.
Our country is the land of the free thanks to the many men and women who have answered the call to serve our country. Just like our Founding Fathers, our service men and women fight for our unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It's an honor to serve Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, where I'm constantly reminded of the rights our country has always stood for and those we still work to protect.
I'll be celebrating the 4th of July and the holiday weekend at a number of events around Louisiana, including visiting with veterans groups in Baton Rouge and New Iberia. Hopefully I'll see some of you around.
Amidst fireworks, barbecues and gatherings with friends and family, I hope we can all reflect on our many freedoms and thank the men and women who defend us every day.